Release date: August 4th 2013
Every choice that you make has a consequence.
When Emile Reed went back to Vesta Corp to save her loved ones, she'd been deprogrammed. Thirteen had regained control, forcing her to become a prisoner inside of her own body. She has been left to live alongside Thirteen, able to hear everything that occurs around her, but unable to react…until she sees him.
He reawakens her past and gives Emile the strength she needs to overpower Thirteen. Having regained control of her body and her mind, Emile now has to face the fact that her past decisions have hurt those that she loves the most: her family.
Alexis Ward never meant to hurt anyone, but she did.
Her choices ended up hurting both Emile and Hayden Reed, effectively ending their lives outside of Vesta Corp. When her uncle brings her to Vesta Corp, trying to force her into taking part in the family business, Alexis is forced to face the consequences of her decisions when she comes face to face with both Hayden and Emile.
In order to survive, they’ll need to let go of their pasts, and find the strength within themselves to fight back against McVeigh.
This is the second novel in the Emile Reed Chronicles.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
1. What inspired you to write this book?
I actually got the idea for this series from the television show Dollhouse. I loved the idea of the technology and what it was able to do, and I was interested in seeing what else one could do with that kind of tech. When I started writing down ideas, the character of Emile came first, followed by the idea of Vesta Corp and Charles McVeigh.
2. What characters do you connect with most?
I’d have to say that I connect with Emile the most. She is a strong character, driven by her love of her family and friends. She wants to protect the people that she cares about, no matter the risk. There’s a huge growth between the first book and the last book. She doesn’t always make the best decisions, but she always has the best intentions.
3. What's your favorite book-turned movie?
My favorite book-turned movie, so far, is The Hunger Games. I was surprised at how great of an adaption it was, and I’m super excited to see Catching Fire hit the big screen.
4. If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
Colton! I absolutely adore him. He really shines in Deprogrammed and Rebooted. He’s adorable and strong willed, and he’s an all around great friend.
5. Can you tell us about any other books you're writing?
I’m working on Rebooted (The Emile Reed Chronicles, #3) and Collide, a standalone New Adult novel right now. Rebooted will conclude Emile’s story. It’s scheduled for a late December release. As for Collide, that is a New Adult contemporary novel which is a first for me. It’s very romance heavy, but it also touches on a heavy subject (drug addiction). I’ve rewritten this book at least five times now, but I’m finally happy with it and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
6. What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I do a lot of reading, I toy with photography, I play a decent amount of video games, and I binge watch shows on Netlix/spend a lot of time at the movies. Most of my spare time goes to writing though since I work a full time job.
7. Who's your inspiration?
Writing Inspiration? Well, I can’t pick just one, so I’m going to cheat: Joss Whedon, Suzanne Collins, and Jennifer L. Armentrout.
8. If you were stranded on a desert island which character do you want by your side?
If I’m picking from my series? I’d pick Hayden. He’d be the most resourceful on a deserted island.
9. Team Edward or Jacob?
This is a question I haven’t been asked in some time, haha. Team Edward. Even though he was a bit too much at times, I still preferred Bella with him rather than Jacob.
10. Team Peeta or Gale?
I’m going to go with Team Katniss. I know, that is a cop out, but it’s true.
11. What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout! I adore this series and I’m sad to see it come to an end, so I’m taking my sweet time.